Spring Favs and Recommendations

deer in annihilation

This is a bit of a Spring Favorites/Spring recommendations tag. I did a Winter one here and hoped to do it seasonally. So yeah for keeping up. I know technically there’s a bit of time left for Spring but honestly once we hit Memorial Day it’s summer (and I’m already looking forward to Fall.)

I’m combining books, film and television I’ve seen recently. The tag is originally by Zarriah Rose over on Youtube.

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When You Realize You’re the Parent

the way you make me feel

The Way You Make Me Feel

By: Maurene Goo

Grade: B

Age wise anyway. 🙂

It was bound to happen eventually. And her parents were high-school age when they had Clara but still it actually explained a lot in the beginning of the book because I was like- why is this chick annoying me so much? Then we found out her parents were all of thirty-four. So she could be my kid.

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Bad-Ass Librarians

the badass librarians of timbuktu

The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu

By: Joshua Hammer

Grade: B+

Invaluable ancient manuscripts. History. Politics. Librarians turned smugglers. A book about the importance of well, books and what they say about our histories and futures. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu mainly tells the story of Abdel Kader Haidara a man who spent a great deal of his life finding and collecting these priceless manuscripts only to have to smuggle them to safety away from the fundamentalists that waged war in his country.

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The Brains Behind the Bombshell

bombshell the hedy lamarr story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Directed By: Alexandra Dean

Grade: A

Going into this documentary I knew two things about Hedy Lamarr- she was beautiful and she invented something important that had to do with WIFI that I couldn’t explain if I had tried. Luckily the documentary explains it better.

I honestly didn’t expect to like this one so much or to tear up in it.

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Book Recs for the Reputation Era!

Taylor Swift burning money

Seeing as how Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour kicks off today I thought I’d do a recommendation list of books that go will with this particular album/era.

Some go well with the album overall. Some go well with certain songs on the album and others are just about women embracing their reputations but also writing their own stories and in some cases about how we only know so many people by their reputations or our ideas of them and never really know the whole true person.

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You Can Have the Robot I’ll Take John

Lost in Space

Lost in Space (Netflix 2018)

Grade: B

It’s extremely rare for me these days to finish a series at all not to mention in a couple of weeks. Lost in Space tells the story of the Robinson family crash landed on an alien planet and trying to survive along with a questionable Doctor Smith and a friendly (sort of) robot. I should say I’ve never seen the original show though I vaguely remember seeing the film remake a couple of years back.

I went into this with reasonable expectations and wound up quite enjoying it.

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